Notre Dame clinched the Men’s Championship title after Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) stumbled against Paragon when action in the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board (TTHB) Outdoor League continued Sunday.
At the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua, Paragon eked out a 3-2 win against Queen’s Park that put paid to QPCC’s chances of overhauling the Dames.
Earlier on Sunday, Notre Dame put the pressure on the Parkites when they dominated Tobago club Paradise 4-0. After 13 games, Notre Dame are on an unassailable 31 points, with QPCC on 24 from 12 and dethroned champions Petrotrin on 21 from 12
Reacting to his team winning the title, coach/player Darren Cowie said: “It is an amazing feeling. Everyone was ready to celebrate but, alas, it’s a Sunday so work tomorrow.”
Cowie added that “all the praise goes to the players for dedicating their time to training and getting better with every game.
“There are instances when players aren’t performing and a team may not play to the game plan in matches. This forces the team talk to be repetitive before each match as that certain aspect of the game hasn’t been fulfilled, but this wasn’t the case with our guys. Every new tactic or skill in a match was executed well which allowed for us to move on to improving and focusing on other aspects of the game.”
Cowie said the balance between attack and defence was also impressive as the Dames have scored the most goals and conceded the least, with one match remaining.
TTHB Outdoor League results:
Notre Dame 4 (Aidan De Gannes 4th, Shaquille Daniel 30th, 38th, Lorenzo Lodai 55) Paradise 0
QPCC 2 (Sheldon McKellar 7th, Cogie Butler 11th) Paragon 3 (Simon Lee Quay 10th, 47th, Kadeem Fortune 58th)
Malvern 2 Paragon 1
Paradise 6 SHAPE 2